The Nebraska State Patrol has been busy so far this summer, conducting a series of surprise truck inspections that have placed almost 200 trucks out of service and cost truckers tens of thousands of dollars in fines.
NSP Targets Truckers For Eight Surprise Inspection Campaigns
Starting on May 16th of this year, the Nebraska State Patrol’s Metropolitan Aggressive and Prevention Selective (MAPS) Team has been sprung surprise truck inspections in areas where they believe that they might encounter truck drivers who normally avoid weigh stations or that might not travel outside of their city.
Here are the highlights from the MAPS team’s 8 surprise truck inspections so far:
- $30,595 in total fines have been issued
- 468 trucks were inspected
- 192 trucks were placed out of service for various safety violations
- 23 truck drivers were placed out of service for various violations, including several licensing issues
The inspections took place place in Lincoln, Sarpy County, Omaha, Fremont, Columbus, York, Sidney, and North Platte.
The Nebraska State Patrol promises that they will be conducting more surprise inspections throughout the summer and fall.